Quick Faux Fur Cowl Using Sirdar Alpine
The Quick Faux Fur Cowl, a free pattern, is a cute, contemporary nod to gorgeous, vintage accessories. And worked in the round in simple stockinette stitch, it’s wonderfully quick and easy. Warm, furry, and cuddly, you’ll want to make as many as there are color options!
We knit this adorable cowl in Sirdar Alpine—a superbly soft and supremely pettable bulky-weight yarn. Akin to a fringed ribbon and crafted entirely in polyester, Alpine is also machine-washable—perfect for this retro-inspired faux fur cowl!
Approx. 24 1/2"/62.5cm around x 12"/20.5cm deep.
2 skeins Sirdar Alpine ( 36 yds / 33m each).
Or approx. 72 yds/66m of an equivalent chunky-weight fur yarn.
Shown in 411 Fawn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 15 (10mm) 16"/40cm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
GAUGE Approx. 6 1/2 sts= 4"/10cm in stockinette, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
RS = right side; St(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side.
Add second skein when you have approx. 10"/25.5cm of yarn left. Leaving an 8"/20cm tail on new yarn, work a few sts with both old yarn and new yarn held double. Leave 8"/20cm tail on old yarn for weaving in later.
Using cable cast-on method, cast on 40 sts. Do not join in round yet.
Row 1 (RS): Knit to end.
Work in round:
Place a marker to designate beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist. Knit every round to desired depth, or until you have approx. 2 yds/m left to bind off.
Bind off knitwise, working loosely to match tension of cast-on edge.
Weave in ends as invisibly as possible on WS.
Your cowl is ready to wear and enjoy straight from your needles—no need to block!
However, if you wish to block or wash your cowl, follow instructions on ball band for machine washing. For handwashing, soak for 20 minutes in tepid water with no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll in towel and squeeze out more moisture. Lay flat on moisture-safe surface to desired dimensions. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Free Quick Faux Fur Cowl pattern (Download).
COLOR: 400 Polar. Creamy ivory.
COLOR: 401 Panther. Black.
COLOR: 402 Seal. Charcoal strand and fur with ashy grey tips.
COLOR: 403 Brindle. Umber strand and fur with tan tips.
COLOR: 405 Oxblood. Wine.
COLOR: 409 Laurel. Dark teal strand and fur with white tips.
COLOR: 408 Mink. Lavender and white fur.
COLOR: 411 Fawn. Soft dove grey fur.